I spend and hour and a half in the early morning sitting in my car for my commute to work.
When I arrive at work I sit for approximately 9-10 hours (there may be a bathroom break or walk to the copier in their) at my desk in front of a computer.
After work I spend another hour and a half sitting in my car commuting back home.
I prepare a light dinner and sit down to eat it.
I like to catch up on my reading by sitting up in bed before I fall asleep.
Noticie a reoccurring theme here?
I do a whole lot of SITTING.
|My home office standing desk.|
For my birthday this spring I wished for Lammer (my fiance) to get me a standing desk for my home office. My wish was granted and I've not got a standing workplace at home! It's inviting, it's comfortable, it's energizing, I'm in love with it! With a push of a button I can easily lower the desk so that I can take a seat when needed. So far, that hasn't happened because standing feels so good.
|My DIY stand up desk at work.|
To share with those of you who are looking to purchase a stand up desk or convert their existing one, I've gathered my own research and will provide you the links below to make your life a bit easier.
Make your own Ikea stand up desk, (thanks to Colin at Customer.io). This is how I built my desk at work. I purchased a few more of the Ekby Viktor shelves to give it a little more of a lift (just stack them on top of one another), but this depends on your body and the position that your arms are comfortable at. This came to not even $50. If you're interested in other creative ways to create a stand up desk on top of your existing on, check out Brit & Co.'s blog post which gives some really great suggestions!
Ergotron Workfit-D Sit-Stand Up Desk. This is the desk I requested for my birthday that is in my home office. I purchased the Mounting Arm for Keyboard with this as well. This came to roughly $750 at the end of the day. (Thank you Lammer!)
Gel Pro Anti-Fatigue Mat - This is a MUST! I actually bought both of these mats before the desks. If you do not have one, you'll be exhausted and sore by the end of the day. I didn't skimp here. Our feet are awesome and they deserve the best since they take us wherever we want to go. I got the 20"x32" for $79.95 for my work office and it's totally fine. For home I got the larger 20"x48" and it's a bit longer and really nice too. My feet, knees and low back have a sweet smile of relief every time I step onto it!
Do you use a stand up desk? Or are you interested in using one? I'm open to any comments or questions below. Let's create even more of a buzz about this and start talking about it!